Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Wren City


This is what I have been working on over the past few days. The pattern is Nicole Mallalieu's City Bag, and I used some of my precious "Wrens" Fabric by Tegan Rose for Ink & Spindle. I've teamed the Wrens fabric with some denim that was in the same dark inky colour.


This is the first proper bag I have made on the industrial machine. I am actually surprised with how easily it came together. I guess all the practice with the machine has actually paid off. The magnetic seam guide helped a little, too!


I even managed to insert a zipper on a curved seam, and an internal zipped pocket with no dramas!


The bag wouldn't be complete without a bit of bling, and I was really undecided whether to go with my usual choice of silver, or if I should go with the brassy rings and feet to go with the natural tones of the Ink & Spindle fabric. I'm glad I chose silver, it's so shiny!


I have spoiled myself with an internal zippered pocket, using more of Tegan's Wren fabric. It's so beautiful, and only I will see it in there, but the bag is for me, so why not?


The next bag I plan to make is leather.... wish me luck!


  1. It looks great! Looking forward to the leather one!

  2. I LOVE IT!

    Can't wait to see the leather one, now....

  3. I love it too - the fabric combo and the design!

  4. Yep. Silver is definitely the right choice. Big bag love coming from here. The denim and the wren fabric were made for each other. YAY!

    ... and yes - good luck with the leather - but I don't think you're going to need it.

  5. Love this bag Carmel - it highlights the wren fabric perfectly, I really must tackle bag making.... your always inspire me.

  6. This is a fab combination, what a good looking bag.


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